Bacteria

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Bacteria

one-celled organisms with both plant and animal characteristics.

nonpathogenic

organisms which peform many useful functions, such as decomposing garbage and improving soil fertility.

pathogenic

bacteria are harmful and although in the minority, cause disease when they invade plant or animal tissue

saprophytes

a type of nonpathogenic bacteria, lives on dead matter

pathogenic

bacteria are harmful and although in the minoity, cause disease wjem they invade plant or animal or animal tissue

parasites

require living matter for their growth

cocci

round-shaped bacteria that appear singly or in the following groups

staphylococci

pus-forming bacteria that grow in clusters like a bunch of grapes

streptococci

pus-forming bacteria arranged in curved lines resembling a string of beads

diplococci

spherical bacteria that grow in pairs abd cause diseases

bacilli

short, rod shaped bacteria

spirilla

spirial or corkscrew-shaped bacteria

motility

self-movement

flagella

slender, hairlike extensions

cilia

locomotion

infection

occurs when body tissues are invaded by disease-causing or pathogenic bacteria

pus

fluid product of imflammation and contains white blood cells

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